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King seeks oversight details of FairPoint's broadband expansion

U.S. Sen. Angus King has asked the federal regulators how they will ensure FairPoint Communications appropriately uses millions in federal subsidies to expand broadband Internet access in rural Maine.

USM receives largest donation ever to fund athletic complex improvements

The University of Southern Maine has received the largest gift in its history, $1.65 million, to fund improvements at Costello Sports Complex on the school’s Gorham campus.

Portland hydropower company to receive $2.25 million federal grant

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has won a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop ways to lower the costs of deploying, retrieving and anchoring its tidal and river power...

Developer of Portland midtown project requests tax credits from state

The developer behind the major residential and commercial project proposed for Portland's Bayside area is seeking $4.3 million in tax credits from a state program whose rules were recently tightened...

METRO will hire ad agency to promote expanded service

The Greater Portland Transit District, known as METRO, is looking to increase awareness of public transportation and create a branding effort for a new regional commuter bus service launching next...

Federal funding will support distance learning, telemedicine programs

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said Monday that more than $2 million in federal funding will go to six entities throughout the state to support distance learning and telemedicine programs.

Former manager at Whole Foods files racial discrimination lawsuit

A former meat manager at Whole Foods in Portland has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company, saying it did nothing to stop racial harassment and intimidation from other workers.

Maine Preservation honors historic rehab and preservation projects

The Maine Preservation honored 16 historic preservation projects throughout the state at its annual awards ceremony last week, including the Press Hotel in Portland and the Mill at Dover-Foxcroft.

Maine firms win awards for engineering excellence

Six engineering firms in Maine received awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine for work this year.

Natural gas supplier defends safety of proposed South Portland facility

A plan to move a liquefied petroleum gas depot to Rigby Yard in South Portland is facing resistance from some city councilors and residents, despite assurances from the company that it will be safe.